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Needed- Good 71-73 Rear End or parts- close to AL
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1973 Bobcat Cruzin Wagon for Sale $4000 obo

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Need right door for pinto or bobcat 1977 to 1980 station wagon
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Runabout rear window '73 to 80.
Date: 01/12/2019 10:19 am
$300 Pinto for sale

Date: 04/19/2017 10:24 am
1980 Pinto taillights
Date: 12/26/2017 03:48 pm
Looking for a few parts - TIA
Date: 02/19/2023 12:18 pm
pintos for sale
Date: 12/11/2018 04:29 pm
Need 72 pinto parts!
Date: 06/14/2019 01:40 pm
v8 springs
Date: 05/07/2017 04:46 pm
pro stock front end
Date: 06/28/2019 07:43 pm
Tubing bender 1/2 to 2 1/2 (3) inch roll cage / mufflers and more

Date: 03/13/2021 12:57 pm

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Your Project / Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Last post by rob289c on Yesterday at 03:28:33 PM »
I'm glad your brother made it back.  I have a high level of respect for Viet Nam Vets.  My war (Desert Storm) was relatively easy.  I did 6 years Nave and 17 years Air National Guard.  Overall it was a good career as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Technician.  Met good people and went to cool places.  Learned god technical and leadership skills. 
Your Project / Re: Project Warhead
« Last post by warhead2 on May 31, 2023, 06:50:13 PM »
Another small update removed the inner fender battery plate drilling out the spot welds and help from an air chisel. Getting closer to start welding. This will be my first patch of meny.

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Parts Resources, Here is where you can find this or that. / Re: Gas cap
« Last post by jsj123 on May 30, 2023, 12:29:27 PM »
Finally found one. 
Your Project / Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Last post by Wittsend on May 28, 2023, 12:30:14 PM »
I catch a lot of military shows on Smithsonian Channel. As I get old it makes me grateful that I was never called to fight. So many died young. My older brother did two tours of duty in Vietnam. One with sentry dogs and one on river boat patrol. Thankfully he made it back and also survived a career as a Federal Agent (he was Military Police in the Army). Both the draft and the Vietnam war ended just before I graduated HS in 1975. I had considered the military given the peacetime aspects but I had to have surgery right out of high school due to a track injury and my life took its own course from there.
General Pinto Talk / Re: house sale near completion, and looking at prospects
« Last post by Wittsend on May 28, 2023, 12:17:53 PM »
I guess I've done a little better. My wife got 8 years out of her MPV Mazda Mini van. But when the transmission went out (108k miles) the value wasn't there to replace it. The kids were older and I said "No auto trans cars and no V-6's (because the engines get buried under the cowl and are nearly impossible to work on)." The past 13 years she has been driving a rather trouble free 5-speed Civic. So,  21 years and two cars for her. Her mom passed recently and there is some pocket change to replace the Civic but she is in no rush. She wants a Forester..., but the CVT I'm a bit leerly of.
Your Project / Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Last post by rob289c on May 27, 2023, 07:19:08 PM »
Today I decided to change the rear brakes on my project.  I purchased the parts months ago.  Remember, the rear is a 6 cyl 67 Mustang with drum brakes.  The car must have had a brake job not long before it was put out to pasture.  The hardware actually looks good and the linings on the shoes are quite thick.  The linings were bonded, not riveted and have separated from the shoes so they are getting replaced.  In addition to the shoes, I am replacing the wheel cylinders.  That is where a problem surfaced.  Since the front brakes are Pinto disc, I bought rear wheel cylinders for a front disc/rear drum Mustang.  Of course, they don't fit.  I should have bought wheel cylinders for a front and rear drum Mustang.  I ordered them today.  I replaced the left side shoes and cleaned everything up.  I will have to take them back apart when I replace the wheel cylinders.  While I had the drums off, I wire wheeled, primed and painted them silver.  They look nice.  I also replaced the rear brake hose.  I'll have to finish the job next weekend. 

Tomorrow I will be changing the Harley oil and primary lube.  Weed eat and lawn mow.  A few other chores and a party to attend.  I have a Veterans MC run on Monday.  Probably won't get much more done on the project this weekend.

I hope y'all enjoy the holiday weekend and remember those that gave all for our freedom. 
General Pinto Talk / Re: house sale near completion, and looking at prospects
« Last post by rob289c on May 27, 2023, 07:05:16 PM »
I drive my cars until they won't.  My wife on the other hand leases every three years.  Waste of $$$ in my opinion...
General Help- Ask the Experts... / Re: power steering fluid leak and belts
« Last post by rob289c on May 27, 2023, 06:59:29 PM »
Stephen, please do me a favor...can you take and post a picture of how you routed and secured the hoses?  I just replaced mine, but my project isn't a Pinto.  I am using the Pinto's front subframe but there are no inner fenders so it looks odd the way I ran the hoses.  If you can send me the proper way of routing I will know if I did it correctly or not.  Thank you in advance.

General Pinto Talk / Re: house sale near completion, and looking at prospects
« Last post by Wittsend on May 27, 2023, 12:19:18 PM »
The past 20 years or so my daily drivers have been cars on the lower end of the market. In 2004 my brother gave me his 1991 Mazda 323 FREE! After 6-1/2 years at 192,000 miles it was showing its age. The last smog test it hit the highest number it could on HC to pass. So, I knew the next time around it would fail - and it did.  The state was offering $1,000 to take that "gross polluter" off the road.

I then paid $1,900 gross ($900 net with the gross polluter rebate) for a 2000 Mazda Protege (image attached). I still have that car 12 years later and it only has 142,000 miles. Pre-Pandemic I was driving about 4,000 miles a year. Now I drive about 500 miles a year. So, I may have this car a l-o-n-g time. 18-1/2 years (and counting) for $900. What is that,  two or three new car payments for the average person? I fund my old car hobby by not spending on daily drivers.  :)

General Pinto Talk / Re: house sale near completion, and looking at prospects
« Last post by dga57 on May 27, 2023, 04:54:02 AM »
What's bad is a $1500 vehicle still needs a LOT of work to be a good, reliable vehicle. After putting a couple thousand in it the van gets me around safely. Is what it is.

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